At the annual contest between exotic dancers of the gay clubs in the metro, one dancer was imported from a bar in Davao. Complimented for his exotic and brawny looks, Brando had one more surprise against the other Manila-based competitor-dancers. It was his huge talent. He won, of course.
I remember clearly his audition video for the toothpaste image model search [Closeup To Fame], where the camera follows a young guy around the streets of Kalookan City in his mock Hardwood Mitchell & Ness jersey and shorts with Spartan sandals. I was thinking this could be a diamond in the rough.
Unfortunately, although he passed the auditions , he did not get through the finals. However, the guy’s back, polished and with vengeance. He was in Cosmopolitan Philippines magazine’s 69 Eligible Bachelors for 2006. He also bagged a modeling contract for one of the top agencies, which booked him his most lucrative deal yet – the Bench Fever show. He has also appeared in TVCs and print media commercials, such as BPI and Globe Telecoms. Pretty soon, he will invade showbiz.
So, that’s the correct spelling of his surname pala. Icon Magazine’s latest coverboy is Jonathan Mullally, an Irish-Filipino who won last year’s Century Tuna Superbods Image Model Search. The guy’s been modeling for a couple of years in Manila and lately, he has gone the sexy route via the Cosmopolitan Philippines 69th Street Bachelors’ Bash. He is also an endorser now of local underwear brand Bench.
Some other facts about the guy: He was discovered by singer Ogie Alcasid’s manager when he was lining up for a signing session with singer Regine Velasquez. Jon used to take the bus home to Bulacan when he was still new in the biz, and he would get stares from passengers because of his Pan-Asian looks and height. He now lives in that new condo [often seen with an exotic-looking lady] across the now-closed raunchy bar Blue Bar near Club Government in Makati.
Valentino magazine’s newest coverboy, Andrew Montevista is 20 years old and a native of Pampanga province. He is, as the magazine article goes, a bartender in one of the hotels along Roxas Boulevard [Don’t ask which hotel. Could be the Diamond or the former Westin.]. Further, he revealed that he used to be chubby [as he loves to cook], but to date he has trimmed down to his desired size after diet and basketball. Evidently.
In 2005, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reported that 25 percent of “buttock implants” were performed on men as were 8 percent of “buttock lifts”. This goes to show that there is an increasing trend among men for surgical methods to modify their bodies. In the Philippines, Belo Medical Clinic introduced the “buttock lift” last year, with actor-model John Estrada as prototype. Too bad, Belo did not put up John Estrada’s billboards along EDSA, with his new enhanced and perky buttocks. Bummer.
Okay, I must also admit I just wanted to share with you Ido Victor’s gluteus maximus.